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Silk'n Sens Epil User Review

My Silk'n SensEpil Hair Removal Adventures: Week 1

In case you didn't catch it, on Monday I told you I was about to start using the Silk'n SensEpil ($499) to, with any luck, permanently depilate myself. Last night, I went ahead and zapped my underarms and bikini line for the first time. The experience was different than using Tria's laser, in-office laser hair removal, or the No!No!, so to find out what an Epil session is like, just keep reading.

First of all, I have to say that compared to the other hair removal methods I've tried, the SensEpil is the fastest. The applicator head is just so much bigger than other units that it takes very little time to do your whole area — about 10 minutes. It also didn't hurt at all, and I didn't have any skin redness. Granted, I zapped myself at the lowest power level, so we'll have to see what it's like as I scale up.

However, the SensEpil has its drawbacks. The unit is pretty big and has to be plugged in at all times. Therefore, it's not exactly portable, and as I mentioned earlier, it doesn't work on light hair or darker skin. The weirdest thing, though, is what happens when you're actually operating it.

You switch it on, it hums a little, you get a green light telling you that it's ready, and then you press it to your skin. Suddenly, there's a blinding flash of light. It was so bright that Mr. Bella could see it coming from under the bathroom door, causing him to ask, "You conducting nuclear testing in there, Belles?" The unit does it every time you use it, so I got flashed about 20 times in the course of depilating. Afterward, I felt like I had an idea of what it's like for celebrities getting swarmed by paparazzi on the red carpet, as I kept seeing little spots.

I started closing my eyes before I zapped about halfway through, but it didn't totally fix the problem. (For my next treatment, I'm considering wearing my darkest sunglasses, à la Lady Gaga.) I haven't seen any hair reduction yet, but it can take up to two weeks to see results, so I'll write again then. Stay tuned!

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la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 6 years
I agree thanks for sharing the experience..
missy1632 missy1632 6 years
Hey Kendallina... I think you can use this model on your face (from your cheeks down). I am in Australia and we only have the first one available here, but I am desperate for this model as I want to use it for facial hair (*sigh, bane of my existence!).
missy1632 missy1632 6 years
Hey Kendallina... I think you can use this model on your face (from your cheeks down).I am in Australia and we only have the first one available here, but I am desperate for this model as I want to use it for facial hair (*sigh, bane of my existence!).
kendallina kendallina 6 years
Thanks for the update! I am interested in this, but wish it could be used on the face. I have had many many sessions of laser hair "removal" on my face and I would just like to point out for me it was more of a laser hair reduction. The hair was thinned a little, but was not permanently removed. I have light skin and dark hair, so I was a prime candidate. After speaking with my dermatologist about having the treatments, he told me there really is no permanent removal system out there. I wish I would have seen him first before I plopped down $2,000 for the laser treatment.
kendallina kendallina 6 years
Thanks for the update! I am interested in this, but wish it could be used on the face.I have had many many sessions of laser hair "removal" on my face and I would just like to point out for me it was more of a laser hair reduction. The hair was thinned a little, but was not permanently removed. I have light skin and dark hair, so I was a prime candidate. After speaking with my dermatologist about having the treatments, he told me there really is no permanent removal system out there. I wish I would have seen him first before I plopped down $2,000 for the laser treatment.
care0531 care0531 6 years
Bella...I am so envious of your job! You get to test all these cool products! LOL :)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 6 years
I've been considering getting laser hair removal, so am really interested in the results you get! Thanks for experimenting for us! :P
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